As Friday quickly approaches, we have learned today that there will be no reviews for ID Software’s upcoming DOOM reboot ahead of its release.
A statement was sent over to IGN this morning explaining that the developers feel that all three major components of the game (Multiplayer, Single Player and SnapMap) are essential to the full experience. Sometimes when games with bigger multiplayer components are sent out to reviewers before launch, their scores are negatively affected by multiplayer issues that are usually hampered out with a Day One patch.
Here’s the full statement:
DOOM is a robust game comprised of a single-player campaign, online multiplayer, and SnapMap. We believe all three elements are important parts of the complete DOOM experience, and are meant to be experienced as part of a complete package. As DOOM’s SnapMap and multiplayer modes both require access to a server that won’t be live prior to launch, review copies will arrive on launch day.
We have not been told yet if we’ll be receiving a review copy of DOOM, so we’ll be sure to keep you updated on the status of our own review for the game. Be sure to follow OnlySP on Facebook and Twitter for further updates on DOOM as we have them.